Jan 25, 2012

"My Own Name Is a Killing Word"

As a follow-up to the previous post about abolishing the Common Magic skill, I'm tempted to allow PCs to use the Create Charm spell to enchant words and letters permanently so that merely speaking them aloud causes the effect, with the caveat that every time someone says the word, the enchanter's magic points are drained, which would probably leave the enchanter in a permanent coma if they used a common word as the base.

I'm imagining a guy who's set it up so merely saying his name aloud causes a Disruption 6 spell to anyone listening. His name would literally be a killing word.

On the other hand, this seems like it would be ripe for abuse.

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